Follow Us

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

Apple introduces 'Santa Rosa'-free laptops

Jobs sticks with older chips.

Article comments

Apple has refreshed its MacBook line of laptops, but unfortunately the new machines are already looking a bit out of date.

Apple's announcement came a week after Intel's introduction of the "Santa Rosa" update to Centrino - but the platform isn't included in the new MacBooks.

Santa Rosa replaces the existing Centrino Duo platform and splits it in two: Centrino Duo for standard laptops and Centrino Pro for business gear.

Centrino Duo includes new Core 2 Duo processors, a new chipset with a faster front-side bus and optional dedicated memory cache, an integrated graphics core with a larger memory allocation and a new wireless card with draft 802.11n support.

Centrino Pro adds remote management technologies a la vPro for businesses. Both platforms are supposed to mean better performance and longer battery life.

The new MacBooks will stick with the older Centrino platform, however - 2GHz or 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo processors, along with 1GB of RAM expandable to 2GB, a built-in video camera and a 802.11n-capable AirPort Extreme wireless card.

The laptops, aimed at consumers, are an inch thick and have a 13.3-inch display with 1280x800 pixel wide-scren resolution and come in three models, in either white or black.

The MacBook Pro was not updated this week and this professional model is likely to be the first to see Intel's new platform.

Other features rumoured for the new laptops, such as LED backlights and solid-state hard drives were also absent from the announcement. Fujitsu and Sony have introduced ultraportables with LED backlights, supposed to significantly lengthen battery life.


More from Techworld

More relevant IT news


Send to a friend

Email this article to a friend or colleague:

PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the recipient know who sent the story, and in case of transmission error. Both your name and the recipient's name and address will not be used for any other purpose.

Techworld White Papers

Choose – and Choose Wisely – the Right MSP for Your SMB

End users need a technology partner that provides transparency, enables productivity, delivers...

Download Whitepaper

10 Effective Habits of Indispensable IT Departments

It’s no secret that responsibilities are growing while budgets continue to shrink. Download this...

Download Whitepaper

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

Enterprise information archiving is contributing to organisational needs for e-discovery and...

Download Whitepaper

Advancing the state of virtualised backups

Dell Software’s vRanger is a veteran of the virtualisation specific backup market. It was the...

Download Whitepaper

Techworld UK - Technology - Business

Innovation, productivity, agility and profit

Watch this on demand webinar which explores IT innovation, managed print services and business agility.

Techworld Mobile Site

Access Techworld's content on the move

Get the latest news, product reviews and downloads on your mobile device with Techworld's mobile site.

Find out more...

From Wow to How : Making mobile and cloud work for you

On demand Biztech Briefing - Learn how to effectively deliver mobile work styles and cloud services together.

Watch now...

Site Map

* *